[Goingglobal] China & India Show Most Job Growth, Says New Asia Employment Outlook

24-Apr-2011 | News-Press Release

April 21, 2011 (Mobile, AL) – In today’s global recession, China and India are among the best places for job hunters to seek employment, according to the new Asia Employment Report from Going Global www.goinglobal.com, the leading provider of country-specific employment information. China and India, two of the world’s fastest growing economies, welcome expats and returning nationals with millions of jobs across all employment segments.


Hiring expectations are more than twice as high as last year across all sectors in China, with most new jobs in the banking and financial services sector. The information technology sector is also booming with an increased demand for IT specialists. Hiring opportunities in China include production operators, technicians, management/executives, sales managers, sales representatives, restaurant and hotel staff, engineers and IT professionals. There is also great demand for talent to fill new energy jobs in wind and solar businesses.


Employers in India, the world’s fourth largest economy, are hiring in the engineering, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), manufacturing, hospitality, insurance and IT fields. Opportunities also exist for skilled trades, accounting and finance staff, doctors and other non-nursing health professionals in India.


The 10 to 15 million expected new hires in India this year are being fueled by much-needed infrastructure projects and expansion of manufacturing capabilities. Other contributing factors to the increased demand for labor in India include rising exports of pharmaceuticals, engineering, electronics, yarns and man-made fibers. India’s rapid economic growth can be attributed in part to its highly entrepreneurial and rapidly globalizing private sector.


“If your dream is to work abroad, you should consider China and India,” says Mary Anne Thompson, founder of Going Global. “An international job experience not only looks good on the resume but it can also be a stepping stone to future job opportunities. Working abroad is especially valuable to recent college grads who are having trouble finding employment in their home country.”


Business etiquette varies from country to country so it’s important to understand local culture and business etiquette before the interview, Going Global advises.


Tips for finding employment in China:


  • Punctuality is extremely important in China. It is considered a serious insult to be late or cancel an appointment.
  • Formal dress is required at the interview.
  • A light handshake in greeting is to be expected, although it is best to follow the lead of the interviewer.
  • Clothes and accessories should be stylish but discreet. For men, traditional dark business suits in subdued colors are appropriate. Women typically wear suits or more formal dresses. Shoes should be flat or with very low heels, especially if one is taller than the host.


Tips for a successful job interview in India

·      Men usually dress in Western attire, although a full suit and tie is not usually expected except when the weather is cool. Women may wear either Western business clothes (trousers are preferable to skirts) or Indian attire, whichever is more comfortable. 

·      The interview process in India usually includes one or more interviews and, increasingly, psychometric testing which consists of verbal, numerical and language testing, as well as personality profiling.

·      Shaking hands, especially between a man and woman, is not a universal greeting in India. Allow the host or Indian associate to take the lead in either offering a hand and saying ‘hello’ or using the more common ‘namaste’ accompanied with the palms joined together as in prayer and a nod of the head. 

For employment, career and culture resources in other countries, visit www.goinglobal.com. For a link to the full Asia Employment Outlook report, visit http://www.goinglobal.com/articles/864/.


About Going Global

Going Global founder Mary Anne Thompson is an internationally recognized expert on global careers. A former White House attorney, she launched Going Global while living as an expat in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, Going Global is the leader in providing country-specific career content targeted to professionals seeking to begin or change careers both at home and abroad. With career guides for more than 80 locations, the company’s proprietary content supports the job aspirations of more than one million individuals, and includes corporate profiles and millions of job opportunities. Ms. Thompson’s first book, The Global Resume & CV Guide (John Wiley, Publisher), was the first publication on the market with worldwide job-hunting advice.  



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